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By Cynthia Haggitt
The Calhoun County Warriors home opener brought in a huge crowd and fans were excited to kick off the game against the Brown County Hornets (Mt. Sterling, Ill.).
The Warriors gave it their all but fell to the Hornets after going into overtime and the Hornets barely beat Calhoun/Brussels with a final score of 18 to 12.
Although the Warriors lost their first home game Coach Aaron Elmore was very happy with the way his team played.
“Brown County is a veteran team that has 12 seniors. They are going to win a lot of games this year. We weren’t given much of a chance before the game from many people, but our guys played very hard and competed at a high level,” Elmore said.
Elmore mentioned that the team gave their opponents all they wanted and had chances to win the game. The difference in the game was the kickoff return at the beginning of the second half.
“We can’t give away easy scores to good teams, because they will make you pay for it. Even after we got behind there was no quit in our team. We fought back and showed great resolve,” Elmore said.
The Warriors have their next game on Friday, Sept. 3 against the Unity/Seymour Mustangs (Mendon, Ill.). Calhoun/Brussels co-op football team will attempt to make strides on its 0-1 season record and go for the win against the Mustanges. The Mustangs go into the game against the Warriors with a 1-0 record after their 58-0 win over North Greene (White Hall).